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Boogie Nights

Boogie Nights — which, for anyone keeping score at home, remains Paul Thomas Anderson’s best film — plays at LACMA at 7:30. Mark Wahlberg went a long way toward being taken seriously as an actor by playing porn sensation Dirk Diggler in this landmark of the late 1990s, which also features standout work from Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Don Cheadle, Heather Graham and Oscar nominee Burt Reynolds. Anderson evokes smut’s heyday with both fondness and longing, as Nights is set during the transition from film to video. The screening is preceded at 4 p.m. by a panel discussion on the overlap between art and pornography featuring curators and writers, in conjunction with LACMA’s exhibit on L.A. photographer Larry Sultan. lacma.org.
Sat., Feb. 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 2015 (Expired: 02/07/15)

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